tracing a yahoo email back to me.

sayuke asked 2 years ago

Hi a co worker is trying to get my supervisor fired. I would like to warn him. Would it be ok if I made a yahoo email from my cell's internet under a hidden name to email him at work to warn him. I don't want my co worker to find out it was me.

2 Answers
Shnerdly Staff answered 2 years ago

Thanks for your question sayuke.

I don't know enough about smartphones to answer your question but you can send anonymous email from [URL="http://www.sendanonymousemail.net"]here[/URL].

Too all who read this post, [B]Read their disclaimer[/B], if you do anything illegal and they receive a subpena for information, they WILL provide your real IP address which can be traced back to you through your ISP with the same subpena. The same would hold true for sending an email through Yahoo or Gmail if you do anything illegal even if your IP is not in the email header.

Rob Vargas Staff answered 2 years ago

In a situation like that, I would suggest that using third party email is the wrong way to do this. First of all, I'm not sure what you mean by "hidden" name. Yes, Yahoo will let you create an address. But they are starting to get more strict about requiring a verifiable identity. If this goes to some kind of legal proceeding, and Yahoo gets a subpoena demanding the information, they will hand it over.

How would you look at that point?

You're better off using some kind of official channel. Go to your personnel office, to the supervisor directly. Something that keeps it all nice and recorded. Or you could wind up swept up in all the other dirt that happens in cases like this.

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